Thursday, October 20, 2022 by Greeny’s Pest Control
As the old saying goes, there’s no place like home!
Us Canadians look to our homes as a place of comfort, safety and peace. With that in mind, keeping your home in tip-top shape can be quite challenging as each season presents its own unique challenges. In the spring and summer, you’re likely spending your weekends cutting the grass and picking weeds out of the garden. In the Fall, you probably have hours of leaf raking to worry about… and don’t get us started on the challenges of a Canadian Winter!
In the Pest Control world, each season presents its own unique challenges as well. That’s why most home pest control programs are broken into 4 quarterly services (3 months apart). So, what exactly does each one of these programs look like?
Ah, Spring... Who doesn’t like waking up to beams of sunshine and the sound of birds chirping! As the natural world around us begins to wake up, so do ants, flies and stink bugs. A Spring pest control treatment is a crucial step in preventing these insects from making their way into the home. These insects are typically controlled through a combination of liquids, dusts and gels. Not only will most of these products work on contact, they provide a residual effect that will continue to work up until your next visit.
Once Summer rolls around, you’re probably looking for every possible opportunity to kick back and soak up the sun. Insects like mosquitoes, ticks and wasps on the other hand are working hard to set up their nests and search for food around your home! A Summer pest control treatment aims to remove any physical nests from the structure and reapply products to ensure you can keep enjoying the backyard while the weather is still warm!
Fall is one of the most important times to receive a pest control treatment as insects like spiders and wasps begin their breeding cycles (spider decorations aren’t just because they’re creepy)! On top of this, Fall treatments are a great time to prepare the home for Winter rodent activity. This treatment generally includes one final insect application PLUS rodent exclusion and baiting.
Think insects won’t be a problem in the winter? Think again. Insects like centipedes, spiders and stink bugs can continue to thrive in the winter as long as they are given a warm environment. In cases like this, a Winter pest control program uses non-invasive treatment techniques inside the home to stop insect problems fast. In addition, Winter is the most important time to ensure your rodent control efforts are paying off. A property inspection and rebait is paramount to keeping your home rodent free.
When all is accounted for, seasonal pest control is a corner stone in general home maintenance. Experienced pest control professionals have access to products and equipment that the average homeowner doesn't and has enough experience to know what treatment options will be most effective based on your specific situation.
If you are interested in seasonal pest control and live in Southern or Central Ontario, contact us today for a free quote!